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wordle-cli is a wordle inspired word guessing game for the CLI written in rust.
Run the game by executing
cargo run [language].
language is not set, it defaults to
Run the import tool by executing
cargo run --bin import <source-file> <import-language>.
The player has to correctly guess a randomly selected word from the dictionary. All words are 5 characters long. By coloring single letters the game tells the player about correct letter positioning.
- green: The guessed letter is at the correct position.
- orange: The word contains the letter, but at a different position.
The game ends when the player runs out of guesses or when the player guesses the word correctly. After that, a message is displayed.
.env file contains information about the database location.
DATABASE_URLindicates that the dictionary is located in a given db url
The import tool can be used to expand the word base. Usage: See Usage above.
However, the requirements for the file underneath the
<file_path> argument are as follows:
- The file needs to be encoded in UTF-8
- The words need to be separated with a newline character as the file is read line-wise
The tool automatically removes duplicates and entries with a size different from 5 characters and converts unicode characters to ASCII using any_ascii. German umlauts receive a special treatment.
If you choose to set up a database to serve as dictionary, please take a closer look at the diesel.rs documentation. You need a working diesel_cli installation to proceed.
Step 1: Run the diesel initialization.
Step 2: Create a diesel migration.
diesel create dictionary_migration
Step 3: Navigate to the res/db folder.
drop.sql should be put into the diesel migration's
down.sql. Those files are excluded from the crate.
Step 4: Import your dictionary into the database.
cargo run -- import --source-file=dictionary.txt --import-language=en
Et voilà! Enjoy additional features. A correctly guessed word will be marked as
guessed in the database and won't show up a second time. The first randomly selected word of the day will re-occur upon starting the game on the same day, until it has been guessed successfully.